The chest pin badge is made of non-ferrous metals in the form of an oval silvery shield with a ribbed surface. In the center of the ellipse on the background of red enamel with the image of rays is an imposed emblem of a golden sword fringed with a ribbon. The ribbon is coated with the enamel of the National Flag colors. In the center of the badge the is the inscription: “MVD”.
On the back of the pin badge there is a screw pin and a nut for fastening it to the clothes.
The motto of the Russian Interior Ministry is: “To serve the law – to serve the people.”
The shield and sword is a symbol of constant readiness for action to ensure the safety and armed protection of citizens.
The golden color of the sword’s blade is the color of purity and generosity.
The tricolor ribbon symbolizes: white – peace, purity, chastity; blue – faith, loyalty and truth; red – persistence, energy, strength, courage and blood shed for the Fatherland.
The chest pin badge “Honorary Officer of the Ministry of Internal Affairs” is awarded to the ranks and officers of the bodies of internal affairs and internal troops who have served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for 10 years or more, for skillful organization of work and high performance of service, for exemplary performance of the service and military duty, for displaying initiative and courage.
The pin badge is awarded in a solemn ceremony personally by the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. The awarded should represent exemplary performance of service and military duty, high working culture, faultless conduct and personal modesty, strict law enforcement, reliable protection of the rights and interests of citizens from criminal attacks.
The pin badge is worn on the right side of the chest below the orders.
In case of its lost, a duplicate of the pin badge is not issued.